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Moorend in colour
Next Meeting: Monday 19th November:
‘A 1920s Bleaching, Dyeing and Weaving Mill' - Judith Atkinson
Coming up: Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2018: Saturday 24th November
Peel Hall, The Crescent, University of Salford
Up to four recently published Greater Manchester Past Revealed booklets, including Stayley Hall and Upper Brook Street Unitarian Chapel, will be available as free copies on the day. More details here
Members of the crew of the minesweeping trawler HMT HORNBEAM, former solicitors' clerks, commercial travellers, lorry drivers etc., have formed a dance band "The Sweepers Swingsters".
75 years after the citizens of Marple raised £75,000 to adopt HMS Maple, the plaque commemorating this feat has been placed in Marple Memorial Park, near to the War Memorial. The plaque was acquired by Bernard Mifflin, local resident and art teacher at The Willows School and spent over 30 years in his garden. It has been donated to MLHS by his niece, Julie Clay.